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This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of, there is however, new stories on melanogenesis, according to our AP expert. 

BASF has announced a significant investment in its research and development facilities in China in an effort to increase its innovations capabilities in a series of industries, including personal care.

The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its Makeup Genius virtual mirror app earlier this year.

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US gov passes bill to speed up FDA sunscreen approvals from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products.

Unilever continues to turn to personal care after difficult Q2 from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020 from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

Researchers engineer hair color alterations using ion beam technologies from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have taken a break from their normal subject focus of engineering and found a cosmetic application that can benefit from ion beam technology and alter hair color.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia
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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia

Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult –...

India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good
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India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good

Last year animal tests were removed from the cosmetics standards testing in India, and now a new...

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers
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Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers

This month we're focusing on the rise of the scalp care market in Asia, where our expert,...

Scientists develop perfumery model to predict fragrance

Perfume prediction tool on the radar

A group of scientists have developed a model aimed at helping perfumers predict how various ingredient and...

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